theater-in-the-round

noun
plural theaters-in-the-round

Definition of theater-in-the-round

1 : a theater in which the stage is located in the center of the auditorium

called also arena theater

2 : the style or method of staging plays in a theater-in-the-round

First Known Use of theater-in-the-round

1948, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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